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Pedagogers uppfattning om hur barn bearbetar upplevelser genom lek: En studie om hur barns upplevelser yttrar sig i leken
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of my study was to investigate teachers' experiences of how children is processing their experiences through their play. I am also investigating how teachers can se differences in childrens way of play whether it is positive or negative experiences that are processed. Can we discover by observing the children's way of play if they are processing something that is based on a positive or negative experience? What characterizes a play that is based on a positive experience, and a negative? Can we by observing children’s play discover if they have been mistreated in any way? What is the early signs in childrens way of playing that they have been experienced something traumatic?


I am using semi-structured interviews. The questions in my interwiev was open and there where no right or wrong answer to them. During the interviews I used notes and audio recordings, depending on whether the respondent agreed to the audio recording or not. I have my focus mostly on childrens negative experiences and how they are expressed, but i am also consider the positive experiences expression patterns.

I have performed semi-structured interviews with 16 teachers at a pre-school and I have concluded that almost every employee at the pre-school have some kind of experience of by observing childrens play detecting what kind of experience the children are processing. The study revealed that educators perceive that children retell primarily through creative play and role-play what they have been through without having to put it into words and it does not matter if they are processing good or bad experiences.

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Keyword [sv]
Barn, Lek, Bearbetar upplevelser, Förskola, Trauma
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45436OAI: diva2:955194
Subject / course
Applied Pedagogy
Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
Available from: 2016-08-25 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2016-08-25Bibliographically approved

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